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101  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Oppose this CA bill on: June 18, 2016, 11:20:00 PM
https://www.firearmspolicy.org/petitions/ab1673/?mc_cid=cc77fd32d4&mc_eid=c42be3e26b
102  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Oppose this CA bill on: June 18, 2016, 11:19:34 PM
https://www.firearmspolicy.org/petitions/ab1673/?mc_cid=cc77fd32d4&mc_eid=c42be3e26b
103  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / HUMINT on: June 18, 2016, 07:39:57 PM
https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Human-Intelligence.pdf
104  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Emergency Power and the Militia Acts on: June 18, 2016, 02:16:16 PM
http://www.yalelawjournal.org/pdf/427_pa9skxwv.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_Acts_of_1792

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/USCODE-2011-title10/USCODE-2011-title10-subtitleA-partI-chap13-sec311

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title10/html/USCODE-2011-title10-subtitleA-partI-chap13-sec311.htm

105  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / WW2 era Palestinian flag with Star of David? on: June 18, 2016, 01:37:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Fw3HD3N_I

I have not gone through the cited sources at the end of this clip yet, but it they bear it out, this is quite interesting.
106  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / FBI removed Orlando shooter from watch list?!? on: June 18, 2016, 01:32:11 PM
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/13/481889329/orlando-gunman-had-been-taken-off-watch-list-fbi-director-comey-says
107  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Terrorist Watch Lists explained on: June 18, 2016, 01:30:17 PM
http://dailysignal.com/2016/06/14/the-terrorist-watchlist-explained/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Top5&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpFNU16VTNabU14TURVMiIsInQiOiIrWEg4YUVnZWlHMk5DdXhXdTVmNzZMQVhhMzRrdEszXC9BdkZ0Z3pOTFpBR1FxXC9BXC9rd0tJdUJvVW5aYWJza2grdEE5QzJyejhOWUoxZFZkcWVxWDhmWk40RFZrMVp1ZWg5OEtsXC9mYkN4elU9In0%3D
108  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Transgender regrets on: June 18, 2016, 01:24:57 PM
http://dailysignal.com/2016/06/09/i-wish-i-had-been-told-about-these-risks-before-i-had-gender-surgery/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Top5&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpFNU16VTNabU14TURVMiIsInQiOiIrWEg4YUVnZWlHMk5DdXhXdTVmNzZMQVhhMzRrdEszXC9BdkZ0Z3pOTFpBR1FxXC9BXC9rd0tJdUJvVW5aYWJza2grdEE5QzJyejhOWUoxZFZkcWVxWDhmWk40RFZrMVp1ZWg5OEtsXC9mYkN4elU9In0%3D
109  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: June 18, 2016, 01:06:58 PM
https://www.facebook.com/WesternJournalism/videos/10154442393108984/?pnref=story
110  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: June 17, 2016, 09:42:03 PM
Ryan is wrong here, very wrong on more than one level.

Legally he is wrong-- the president does have this power

On the merits he is wrong.

Politically he is wrong-- this elects Hillary.
   angry angry cry
111  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Baraq increasing pace of Muslim immigration on: June 17, 2016, 09:39:28 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheKellyFile/videos/1813461242202066/


112  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Rambling Rumination: Let's Roll! on: June 17, 2016, 06:59:19 PM
Rambling Rumination:  "Let's Roll!"
by Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny
(c) 2016
 
I:
We all know of the "well-regulated militia" of our Second Amendment.  It is very much worth noting that in the usage of when the Bill of Rights was written, "regulated" did NOT mean "regulations".  It meant "smoothly running".  Thus, an accurate watch could be said to be "well regulated".  
 
At the time of the writing of the Second Amendment, fresh from the memories of the standing army of the British, our Founding Fathers did not envision a standing army.  That is why we have the Third Amendment (no quartering of troops in our homes) and we have a Second Amendment.  The security of our country against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, resides with "We the people".  
 
In times of danger, those subject to being called up were expected to show up WITH THEIR GUNS to fight in defense of our country.  In my clear opinion, this means we were expected to have guns suitable for a foot soldier.  In those days it was a musket.  Today this includes the technology of our time: semi-automatic rifles which are often misnamed by those who would disarm us and those who have been deceived by them as "assault rifles".   To say otherwise would be as logical as excluding radio, TV, and the internet from the First Amendment.
 
(Though the appearance of each can be similar, the difference is this:  A semi-auto such as a civilian may own, requires one pull of the trigger for each shot.  An assault rifle of a soldier includes an automatic function whereby bullets come out as long as the trigger is held down.)

 This makes perfect sense.

 A militia that would have to have foot soldier arms distributed by the government before it would be ready to fight when the nation was under attack would not be "well-regulated"; it would run quite poorly; it would be a fustercluck.
 
 
ll:
 
Some argue that now that we have a standing army, we no longer need a militia, and that the Second Amendment is a atavistic echo of a time gone by.

Let us be perfectly clear.  "Enemies both foreign and domestic" includes our government should it ever seek to slip the bonds of our Constitution and take our freedoms.  Remember this well:  the American Revolution ignited at the battles of Lexington and Concord when the British came to confiscate our guns.  

It was thus then, and it is thus now.

Some argue that this is foolish.  "Look at the military power of our Government!" they say.  "Do you think you can fight that?"

The answer to this argument has two parts.

First, I challenge the assumption implicit in it that our military would turn upon us.

Second, thanks to our Second Amendment, we are no less well-armed than the Taliban or any of a number of other guerrilla movements which this same power has failed to defeat.
 
III:

This is not to say that there are not to be any sort of laws or regulations.

Our State governments are "the laboratory of democracy" where all this is to be sorted out.  

Open carry?  Concealed carry?  Minimum age?  Training required?  Criteria for extinguishing Second Amendment rights?

All these are things to be worked out by the States under their Tenth Amendment rights under what is known as "the police power".
 
lV:

Of course when it comes to interstate travel or foreign threat, there is a proper constitutional role for the Federal government.

For example as I type these words there is vigorous debate over whether people on the "No Fly" list should be allowed to purchase guns.

At first glance, this looks obvious-- "Of course not!"-- but the problem is this and it is a profound one:  The No-Fly List is a secret governmentally generated list with no Due Process concerning who is put on it and no Due Process for getting off it.

This is a formula for massive mischief!!!
 
In that flying is not a constitutionally protected right, the No Fly List passes muster as far as flying goes, but in sharp contrast our Second Amendment rights (and implicitly our Ninth Amendment right to self-defense) are fundamental constitutional rights and by definition losing these rights requires proper "Due Process" by Constitutional standards.  

This is not a line to be crossed in the passions of the moment-- passions often fomented by those who seek to disarm us!!!

 As can be readily imagined by anyone who has dealt with governmental bureaucracies (in my case it was as a lawyer in Washington DC), many of those on the list are put on by mistake.  In my readings of those who have done serious work looking into this, I am consistently running into the number  of 35% of those on the list not belonging there.    This means literally hundreds of thousands of innocent people are on the list!!! -- which if I have the number correct is the better part of one million names.

It may be due to a name similar to a suspect, or even a name spelled similarly to a suspect or some innocent behavior.

Senator Ted Kennedy was put on the list and so was Congressman John Lewis.  Of course they were promptly removed but so too was standout reporter Steve Hayes because he bought a one-way ticket to Turkey where he got on a cruise ship.  Despite his public recognition as a reporter, he spent many Kafkaesque months trying to get off it to no avail until anchor Brett Baier spoke to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson ON THE AIR about his case.  

Obviously none of us has the political muscle of a US Senator or Congressman or an anchor who can shame the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security!  

The truth is simple and clear:  The No Fly List has no Due Process for our fundamental Second Amendment rights and until it does (For quite some time Republican Senator Cornier has had a bill which has been rejected by the Democrats) the No Fly List is an insufficient basis for extinguishing the Second Amendment rights of nearly one million Americans

An additional point:  Right now our executive branch is led by those who see the problem as "extremism"-- be it Muslim, Tea Party, Christian or otherwise.  

Indeed, as best as I can tell an unspoken reason for the determination to not identify the danger to our country as Islamic Fascism (or some other similar name) is to not "let go to waste" the opportunity to disarm as many as of possible political enemies of the the current administration , , , but perhaps I digress , , ,


V:

At the end of the day at Dog Brothers Gathering of the Pack one year after 911,  I spontaneously spoke of 911 and how the only thing that worked on that day was not the government or the police.
http://dogbrothers.com/saved-by-the-militia/

Two planes hit the World Trade Center.  One missed the White House and hit the Pentagon.  The last plane, Flight 93, presumably was headed for the Capitol building and it was "we the unorganized militia" on Flight 93 who answered Todd Beamer's call to action "Let's roll!" and took that plane down.

VI:
 
As you can see from the article accompanying my impromptu talk, Title 10, Section 313 speaks to the "unorganized militia".

Here is my understanding-- whether the various state governments do their part in maintaining the apparatus required to have a "well-regulated milita" or not, the militia continues in "unorganized" form.  

THE FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL UNDERSTANDING THAT DEFENSE OF THE NATION IS IN OUR HANDS REMAINS.  IT IS NOT EXTINGUISED BY THE FAILURE OF THE STATES OR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DO THEIR PART.

 
VII:

Once again we see the wisdom of our Founding Fathers unchanged by time or technology.   Indeed it is precisely due to technology that our enemy is now able to bypass our military and our police.

Ben Franklin warned us "Those who give up their liberty in search of safety deserve neither."  

Still many people call for what amounts to an end of privacy of our personal communication (Fourth Amendment, Ninth Amendment)  even though  "encryption" and the "dark web" increasingly make such surveillance superfluous.  

No longer is there a need to plot, plan, and direct as was the case with the attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001.  Now there is only the need to inspire the "radicalized" to "go operational" in lone wolf actions with guns or, in their absence, bombs.

We see this again and again, be it the Tsarnaev brothers in Boston, the jihadi hit team in San Bernardino, or now in Orlando.  


VIII:

So, what are we the people to do in such moments?

First and foremost is to "man up".   Be Odysseus in Cyclops' cave.  He did not pray for Cyclops to eat him last-- he came up with a plan and acted!  While Cyclops slept, he speared him in his one eye and came up with a crafty plan to escape with the sheep and by so doing saved not only himself but his crew.

(If you don't get this literary reference, it is from Homer's "The Odyssey".  Read it-- and demand a refund from whomever claimed to have educated you!)

If you and others are being held as hostages in a bathroom until it is your turn to die as we saw in Orlando, DO SOMETHING.  Rip the seat off the toilet and have someone throw a garbage can as the killer comes in while the one with the toilet seat conks him over the head and everyone swarms him.  If you are to die, DIE FIGHTING.

Fighting will be a lot easier and more likely to be effective if you are armed (guns and knives both have their place) and properly trained in their use.  

Yesterday I received a call from a Green Beret in 5th Group Special Forces I had worked with some ten years ago.  We chatted at length and shared with me something he had written about all this.  

This man has been places and done things for us.  It is my honor to do my part in spreading his word forward.

=================================
BEGIN
Minimizing Active Shooters in Public Spaces

Two of the most notorious public active shooter examples, the Ft. Hood and Pulse Night Club shootings, illustrate the case of a lone gunman taking down numerous victims in very public places. Both involved semi-automatic firearms which required reloading, the AR-15 as the primary weapon in the Pulse shooting and the M9 Beretta in the Ft. Hood case.

In both instances, the moment shots were realized for what they were, had swarms of people overwhelmed the gunmen, it is arguable that not more than one magazine would have been fired, in the case of the AR-15, 30 rounds of ammunition; in the M9 Beretta, 15 rounds.

This is an argument to consider for it is almost certain that future acts of this kind of public terror will occur.

It is worth putting the theory into practice, wherein, in controlled environments, in training, the theory of swarming such gunmen can, at least, be put to test. Not to do so, without any other counteractions against such shooters in place, is irresponsible.

Now, it is highly understandable that from an instinctual life preservation basis, especially one’s own, it might well be argued that against such intrinsic value, the need to flee against someone with a gun may generally be what naturally occurs; however, these are not natural situations. The alternative, now twice registered, needs to be evaluated, e.g. mass casualties from numerous reloads in the aforementioned cases, where numerous people were, indeed, available to swarm the shooter.

What such action takes is a presence of mind, pre-loaded, which this letter suggests, wherein, before one ever goes into a mall, bar, or other crowded venue, where they know guns are not allowed, the idea of swarming an active shooter become commonplace thinking, as much commonplace as, say, it would be for anyone hearing someone scream FIRE in a crowded theater would cause everyone to immediately leave without thinking.

It is, to say the least, the last thing someone would naturally do - to run to shots that are being fired; yet, the argument remains – massive casualties occur in these situations when magazines are reloaded. There is an interval space wherein a swarm of unarmed individuals can overwhelm someone’s attempts to reload a weapon.


I would hope that increased concealed carry for responsible gun owners along with better staffing of armed security guards at public venues might now, gain traction; however, much stands in the way of such practices.

In the interim, maybe just increasing national consciousness and remembrance of what Todd Beamer inspired when he yelled, “Let’s Roll” on United Airlines Flight 93 during the attacks of 9/11 might be enough to minimize the next threat.

Let’s hope and pray we don’t have to go there; but, at the same time, let’s not allow wishful thinking to rule the ground of our being.

We cannot always be armed, everywhere. Such is the case going to watch your favorite sport in many venues. If an active shooter situation were to happen in such a place isn’t it high time we begin to ask – is it worth letting another active shooter the opportunity to reload?
END
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 In closing, I offer that "Let's Roll" be our American battle cry whenever the fickle flying finger of fate reaches out and touches us.  

If you think this missive worthy, please pass it forward.

The Adventure continues!
Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny
www.dogbrothers.com

113  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Turkey and Israel' shotgun wedding on: June 17, 2016, 09:52:15 AM
Backstage at Turkey's Shotgun Wedding with Israel
by Burak Bekdil
The Gatestone Institute
June 14, 2016
http://www.meforum.org/6072/turkey-israel-shotgun-wedding
 
 
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The Grand Synagogue of Edirne in northwest Turkey hosted its first wedding ceremony in 41 years on May 29.

There is every indication that Turkey and Israel are not far away from normalizing their troubled diplomatic relations.

According to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, for instance, the former allies are "one or two meetings" away from normalization.
If, however, Ankara and Jerusalem finally shake hands after six years of cold war, it will be because Turkey feels increasingly isolated internationally, not because it feels any genuine friendship for the Jewish nation.

In all probability, the "peace" between Turkey and Israel will look like the definition of peace in Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary: "In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting" -- despite the backdrop for peace looking incredibly (but mischievously) convenient.
If Ankara and Jerusalem finally shake hands, it will be because Turkey feels isolated internationally.

On May 29, a Jewish wedding ceremony was held in a historical synagogue in the northwestern province of Edirne for the first time in 41 years. A few months before that, in December, the Jewish year 5776 went down in history possibly as the first time in which a public Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony was held in Muslim Turkey in a state-sponsored event. All that is nice -- but can be misleading.

There are two major problems that will probably block a genuine normalization. One is Hamas, and the other is the seemingly irreversible anti-Semitism which most Turks devour.

In a powerful article from this month, Jonathan Schanzer forcefully reminded the world that although Saleh Arouri, a senior Hamas military leader, was expelled from his safe base in Istanbul, "... many other senior Hamas officials remain there. And their ejection from Turkey appears to be at the heart of Israel's demands as rapprochement talks near completion."

Schanzer says that there are ten Hamas figures currently believed to be enjoying refuge in Turkey, and he names half a dozen or so Hamas militants there, including Mahmoud Attoun, who was found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of a 29-year-old Israeli. Also enjoying safe haven in Turkey are three members of the Izzedine al-Qassam brigades. Schanzer adds that "there are a handful more that can be easily identified in the Arabic and Turkish press, and nearly all of them maintain profiles on Facebook and Twitter, where they regularly post updates on their lives in Turkey."
 
Turkish President (then Prime Minister) Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) meeting with Hamas leaders Khaled Mashaal (center) and Ismail Haniyeh in June 2013.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed more than once that Hamas is not a terrorist group but a legitimate political party. He has held innumerable meetings with senior Hamas officials including Khaled Mashaal, head of its political bureau. In addition, Erdogan came up with the idea that Zionism should be declared a "crime against humanity."

Anti-Semitism, as mentioned, is the other problem. Erdogan deliberately spread anti-Semitic sentiments to an already xenophobic society until he decided to go (relatively) silent when he recently realized that Turkey's cold war with Israel was not sustainable. This does not mean that his or Turkish society's views regarding Jews have changed.

Earlier this year, for instance, one of Erdogan's chief advisors appeared in pro-government media to attack political rivals as "raising soldiers for the Jews." This sentiment is not confined to government big guns.

The first Jewish wedding at Edirne synagogue after 41 years was, no doubt, a merry event, both for the Turkish Jewish couple and politically, but it failed to mask the ugly side of the coin. Unlike a normal Turkish wedding (or, say, a Jewish wedding in the U.S.), unusually tight security measures were taken in the neighborhood around the synagogue, including the closure of roads leading to the synagogue and security searches of the wedding guests. The guests had to go through a metal detector at the door of the synagogue. Road closures and a metal detector for a wedding?!

There was more. Turks happily expressed their feelings in social media to "celebrate" the Jewish wedding. "One of my biggest dreams is to kill a Jew," wrote one Twitter user. "[Hitler] did not do it in vain," wrote another. The Hitler series went on with "He was a great man," "Where are you Hitler?" and "We are all Hitler."

This is the backstage scene in the country where a Jewish couple happily married at a synagogue for the first time in 41 years -- the same country supposedly to "normalize" its ties with Israel.

Burak Bekdil is an Ankara-based columnist for the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News and a fellow at the Middle East Forum.
114  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Getting off the no-fly list on: June 16, 2016, 11:48:25 PM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/15/one-woman-s-case-proves-it-s-basically-impossible-to-get-off-the-no-fly-list.html
115  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People (Gun rights stuff ) on: June 16, 2016, 10:36:37 AM
http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/16/heres-everything-wanted-say-islam-yesterday-couldnt/
116  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Looks like the Donald has the Japanese vote wrapped up. on: June 16, 2016, 10:35:53 AM
https://www.facebook.com/mikedivaofficial/videos/10153705853032913/
117  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / NRA Statement on terror watch lists on: June 16, 2016, 12:19:59 AM
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20160615/nra-statement-on-terror-watchlists
118  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Judicial Watch sues to block Mcauliffes felon vote order on: June 15, 2016, 09:55:34 PM
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/14/judicial-watch-sues-to-block-mcauliffes-order-granting-felons-voting-rights/
119  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Milo suspended from Twitter on: June 15, 2016, 09:04:37 PM
http://heatst.com/culture-wars/milo-has-been-suspended-from-twitter/
120  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Articulating our cause/strategy against Islamic Fascism on: June 15, 2016, 08:47:47 PM
Why President Obama is Wrong
Originally published at the Washington Times

In the past few days, we have seen two horrific attacks on Western civilization. The first, in an Orlando nightclub, left 49 innocent people dead and dozens more injured. The second, in Paris, livestreamed the slaughter of a French policeman and his wife in their home, as their three-year-old son watched.

These terrible events raise many questions about how we should confront the threats we face. Among those questions, one is fundamental: how do we explain the atrocities?

An obvious response is that both were perpetrated by Islamic supremacists who were sincerely motivated by their ideology. For some reason, however, President Obama believes this basic fact isn’t important to say. On Tuesday, the President called the use of phrases like “radical Islamism” a “political distraction” and “a political talking point.”

“There’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam’,” he said, addressing the Orlando massacre. “...What exactly would using this language accomplish? What exactly would it change?”

It was surreal to watch a commander-in-chief stand in front of the American people, just days after the most deadly terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, and explain why he did not think it was important to tell the truth about the individuals and the ideology responsible. It is difficult to imagine how the President could more clearly have demonstrated his willful dishonesty about the threats we face.

And he was not just dishonest--but flippantly so. None of the President’s advisors, he remarked, have ever told him, "’Man, if you use that phrase we can really turn this thing around.’ Not once.”

Even in the wake of monstrous terror, the President refuses to take the threat seriously--and he’s facetious about it in the process.

But to answer his question--what exactly would it accomplish to accurately describe our enemies? There is a simple response: it would give us a chance to win the war we are engaged in.

If we do not acknowledge that our enemies are Islamic supremacists, we cannot hope to address the fact that they are united by an ideology that is virulent, violent, and apparently seductive to millions of people.

And if we lie to ourselves about these facts--as President Obama did when he described the Orlando attacker in the language of mental illness (“an angry, disturbed, unstable young man”)--we are willfully blind about the scale of the potential threat. That scale, of course, is catastrophic beyond anything we have seen in American history.

These were not random acts of violence. They were motivated by a clear doctrine--a doctrine that calls for many more attacks, in more places, killing more people in even greater numbers and in ways that are very difficult to stop. This doctrine, which our president considers a distraction, in fact makes plain how serious, dangerous, and committed our enemies are.

If we ignore that doctrine and the ideology behind it, we don’t just completely fail to appreciate the danger. We also fail to develop the proper strategies to confront the threat, or to reassess our assumptions about existing policies. That is how we find ourselves believing silly things, like the idea that more gun control laws are the real solution to the terror problem. That, amazingly, is exactly what President Obama suggested on Tuesday.

“We have to make it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on weapons of war that let them kill dozens of innocents,” he said. “Enough talking about being tough on terrorism. Actually be tough on terrorism.”

Of course, the Orlando attack that prompted the President’s remarks echoed last year’s attack on a theater in Paris--a place with some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. The laws did not hinder that massacre. But if they had, the terrorists would certainly have used some other method to carry out their killings.

What has happened this week is terrible. The fear and the horror of the innocent people caught in the attacks is unimaginable. As we reflect on the victims and their families, we should remember that until we are serious in confronting this threat honestly, there will be more violence, and there is a real danger that it will be worse than we can imagine. President Obama on Tuesday may unintentionally have made the best case for candor about this fact. He said, “Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away.” Indeed, Mr. President, it does not.

Your Friend,
Newt
121  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People (Gun rights stuff ) on: June 15, 2016, 03:41:45 PM
 angry angry angry
122  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Jihadi plans to attack NM pipelines? on: June 15, 2016, 03:29:05 PM
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/06/islamic-refugee-gas-pipeline-plans-arrested-new-mexico-border-county/
123  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Interpol calls for open carry! on: June 15, 2016, 11:31:52 AM
http://10news.dk/?p=760
124  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Interpol calls for open carry! on: June 15, 2016, 11:31:31 AM
http://10news.dk/?p=760
125  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Nigeria on: June 15, 2016, 11:27:01 AM
Second post of day

http://www.investigativeproject.org/5439/islamists-tighten-grip-in-africa#
126  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / US Third Fleet to South China Sea? on: June 15, 2016, 10:40:32 AM
By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley

Bulking up. The U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet is moving out, and is sending ships to patrol the waters of the East China and South China seas. The deployment of more Navy vessels to bulk up the Japan-based U.S. Seventh Fleet likely will not sit well with Beijing, but “this is real. The commitment of the 3rd Fleet [operating] forward is real,” Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of the Pacific Fleet told Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review.

The San Diego-based Third Fleet has traditionally stayed close to the U.S., but Navy leaders say they need to widen the U.S. presence in East Asia. The Third's Pacific Surface Action Group -- including the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Momsen -- already deployed to the region in April.

Swift added that the Navy needs to utilize the "total combined power" of the 200 ships and 1,200 aircraft that make up the entire Pacific Fleet, and that ships from the Third will regularly begin making the trips further west, as tensions between China and its neighbors continue to rise amid land reclamation projects, and fishing disputes, in the region.
127  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Gay and Islam on: June 15, 2016, 08:32:00 AM
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436567/islam-homosexuality-muslims-gay-rights-westernization-gay-times-magazine

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436505/mass-shooting-florida-anti-gay-violence-rooted-muslim-law


128  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trouble brewing in Nigeria's oil country on: June 15, 2016, 08:22:35 AM
http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/14/trouble-is-brewing-in-nigerias-oil-country/
129  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / CCW stopping mass shootings on: June 14, 2016, 11:39:30 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/03/do-civilians-with-guns-ever-stop-mass-shootings/
130  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / CCW stopping mass shootings on: June 14, 2016, 11:38:11 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/03/do-civilians-with-guns-ever-stop-mass-shootings/
131  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: June 14, 2016, 08:40:25 PM
I heard the WSJ reported that FBI sources say the EDC is not going to be charged?

132  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: June 14, 2016, 09:13:03 AM
That would be for the Homeland thread, yes?  No relation to this thread-- and what is the source for saying he is a Sanders supporter?

Sorry to be abrupt-- headed out.
133  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: June 14, 2016, 02:02:00 AM
Anyone have URL for Trump's speech today?
134  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / November now has 31 days says State Dept.; Julian Assange plans release on: June 14, 2016, 01:58:30 AM
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/06/obama-admin-promises-clinton-email-dump-on-a-day-that-doesnt-exist/

http://www.elderstatement.com/2016/06/julian-assange-wikileaks-plans-to.html

135  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Hillary on immigration in 2006 on: June 09, 2016, 02:13:58 AM
https://www.facebook.com/numbersusa/videos/1135342756522418/
136  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Attacks on Trump supporters on: June 09, 2016, 01:48:07 AM
https://www.facebook.com/libtardmedia/videos/1696171180600232/
137  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: June 08, 2016, 10:33:06 PM
Sorry, but she would be the second woman president ,  , ,
138  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / NBA and Gay "fisting" group on: June 08, 2016, 02:24:39 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/06/08/nba-raises-money-for-gay-organization-that-instructed-hs-students-on-fisting/
139  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: June 08, 2016, 02:11:53 PM
EDC= Empress Dowager of Chappaqua
140  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / California Zomibe Voter Apocalypse on: June 08, 2016, 01:43:01 PM
 
The Zombie Voter Apocalypse: California Refuses to Admit Its Voter Fraud Problem
Hans von Spakovsky / Jana Minich / May 26, 2016

Hollywood has always loved making films about the walking dead, but in Southern California it appears they have a real life problem with “zombie” voters.
An investigation by CBSLA2 and KCAL9 found that hundreds of deceased persons are still on voter registration rolls in the area, and that many of these names have been voting for years in Los Angeles.

For example, John Cenkner died in 2003, according to Social Security Administration records, yet he voted in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections. His daughter told the station that she was “astounded” and couldn’t “understand how anybody” could get away with this.

Another voter, Julita Abutin, died in 2006 but voted in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. According to CBS, the county confirmed they have “signed vote-by-mail envelopes” from Abutin since she passed away. So either someone has been forging her signature or her ghost has quite an earthly presence.
The investigation revealed that 265 deceased persons voted in Southern California, 215 of them in Los Angeles County. Thirty-two were repeat voters, with eight posthumously-cast ballots each. One woman who died in 1988 has been voting for 26 years, including in the 2014 election.

This report comes 20 years after the contested election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., from this same area. An investigation by a U.S. House committee found that hundreds of illegal ballots were cast by noncitizens and improper absentee ballots.

In that 1996 election, when she defeated incumbent Bob Dornan, a winning margin of 979 votes was whittled down to only 35 votes or fewer when that voter fraud was factored in. In cases like these, where elections are decided by only a small number of votes, the harmful effects of voter fraud are most obvious.

Yet here, two decades later, California has still not taken the necessary steps to ensure the reliability of its electoral system.

As a result of the investigation, Los Angeles County supervisors called for an investigation into the findings. Even if these particular zombie voters did not change the outcome of an election, each fraudulently cast ballot stole and diluted the vote of a legitimate voter.

Cases like these and many others show that voter fraud is a real phenomenon and a potential threat to the integrity of the election process.

The Los Angeles County Registrar pointed to the 1200 to 2000 voter registrations removed every month to update records and told reporters, “There’s really no way to connect a person whose death is recorded with a person who is registered to vote unless we get some kind of notification from the family.”
But that is plain nonsense. Other states do frequent comparisons between their voter registration lists and the death databases maintained by the Social Security Administration, and other state agencies consult vital records departments in order to remove voters who have died.

The CBS investigation shows both that voter fraud exists and that this type of fraudulent voting is detectable through proper investigation.

CBS reports that California is the only state that does not comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, something the Obama administration has basically ignored.

The Help America Vote Act establishes mandatory minimum standards of accuracy for state voter registration lists and requires states to engage in regular maintenance and updates to remove ineligible voters who die or move away.

California is obviously not complying with these requirements.
141  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / California Zomibe Voter Apocalypse on: June 08, 2016, 01:42:30 PM

 
The Zombie Voter Apocalypse: California Refuses to Admit Its Voter Fraud Problem
Hans von Spakovsky / Jana Minich / May 26, 2016

Hollywood has always loved making films about the walking dead, but in Southern California it appears they have a real life problem with “zombie” voters.
An investigation by CBSLA2 and KCAL9 found that hundreds of deceased persons are still on voter registration rolls in the area, and that many of these names have been voting for years in Los Angeles.

For example, John Cenkner died in 2003, according to Social Security Administration records, yet he voted in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections. His daughter told the station that she was “astounded” and couldn’t “understand how anybody” could get away with this.

Another voter, Julita Abutin, died in 2006 but voted in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. According to CBS, the county confirmed they have “signed vote-by-mail envelopes” from Abutin since she passed away. So either someone has been forging her signature or her ghost has quite an earthly presence.
The investigation revealed that 265 deceased persons voted in Southern California, 215 of them in Los Angeles County. Thirty-two were repeat voters, with eight posthumously-cast ballots each. One woman who died in 1988 has been voting for 26 years, including in the 2014 election.

This report comes 20 years after the contested election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., from this same area. An investigation by a U.S. House committee found that hundreds of illegal ballots were cast by noncitizens and improper absentee ballots.

In that 1996 election, when she defeated incumbent Bob Dornan, a winning margin of 979 votes was whittled down to only 35 votes or fewer when that voter fraud was factored in. In cases like these, where elections are decided by only a small number of votes, the harmful effects of voter fraud are most obvious.

Yet here, two decades later, California has still not taken the necessary steps to ensure the reliability of its electoral system.

As a result of the investigation, Los Angeles County supervisors called for an investigation into the findings. Even if these particular zombie voters did not change the outcome of an election, each fraudulently cast ballot stole and diluted the vote of a legitimate voter.

Cases like these and many others show that voter fraud is a real phenomenon and a potential threat to the integrity of the election process.

The Los Angeles County Registrar pointed to the 1200 to 2000 voter registrations removed every month to update records and told reporters, “There’s really no way to connect a person whose death is recorded with a person who is registered to vote unless we get some kind of notification from the family.”
But that is plain nonsense. Other states do frequent comparisons between their voter registration lists and the death databases maintained by the Social Security Administration, and other state agencies consult vital records departments in order to remove voters who have died.

The CBS investigation shows both that voter fraud exists and that this type of fraudulent voting is detectable through proper investigation.

CBS reports that California is the only state that does not comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, something the Obama administration has basically ignored.

The Help America Vote Act establishes mandatory minimum standards of accuracy for state voter registration lists and requires states to engage in regular maintenance and updates to remove ineligible voters who die or move away.

California is obviously not complying with these requirements.
142  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Some helpful info on the judge on: June 08, 2016, 12:55:08 PM
http://conservativetribune.com/anti-trump-judge-comes-out/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_campaign=ConservativeBrief&utm_content=2016-06-08

It does NOT help that it is on the Alex Jones show.  IMHO AJ is a disreputable guy.
143  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trump's African-American was and is glad to be identified as such on: June 08, 2016, 12:54:22 PM
http://conservativetribune.com/trump-called-my-african-american/
144  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / DHS releasing van loads of illegals away from border on: June 08, 2016, 12:43:30 PM
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2016/06/dhs-quietly-moving-releasing-vanloads-illegal-aliens-away-border/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tipsheet%206-7-16%20%281%29&utm_content=
145  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Morris: Hillary not over the top yet on: June 08, 2016, 12:33:54 PM
http://www.dickmorris.com/hillary-still-198-votes-short-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/?utm_source=dmreports&utm_medium=dmreports&utm_campaign=dmreports
146  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Economics on: June 08, 2016, 11:19:39 AM
I'm leaving tomorrow for the three day DBMA Camp in Central PA with Top Dog and Lonely Dog and a proper answer of this would require more time and mental effort that I have today.

Part of the answer has to do with what happens when a hostile fascist state e.g. China, targets certain sectors (e.g. rare earth minerals) for geo-political military considerations.  Russian control over Euro natural gas would be another example.

Part of the answer has to do with the predatory pricing of fascist states.  Yes in the long run this is unsound, but in the long run we are all dead.

There's more, but as I say, no time today.
147  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: June 08, 2016, 11:12:59 AM
Feeling deeply discouraged by Trump's verbal flatulence about the "Mexican" federal judge and Muslim judges being too biased to judge him.

He (and now we too by virtue of our support of him) was already on thin ice with latinos and much of the American public with regard to "Mexican rapists", illegal immigration, Muslim moratorium, and related comments. 

As best as I can tell, any conversation I get into from here forward, be it here, with my 5,000 FB friends, or elsewhere, will be based upon the "fact" that Trump is a bigot, even Paul Ryan says so and even a Rep. Senator has withdrawn his endorsement.  As best as I can tell, the movement towards party unity is done for.  Now any time he talks about illegal immigration the answer will be "bigot" and what will the reply be?  Any time he talks about tightening Muslim immigration and visitor visas (he's already walked away from his original call for a moratorium-- which he uncleverly called a "ban")

Unless we are saved by the FBI, Hillary is the nominee and the pravdas will be celebrating her "historical" success and Obama, now with an approval rating of over 50% (WTF?!?) will be jumping in with two feet, mocking Trump as only he can.  "Official" unemployment is down in the 4s, and the voters will be dazzled with an array of statistical bullsh*t that it would take a more serious analysis to take down than most voters care to comprehend.

Listen to Hillary's so-called "foreign policy" speech of several days ago.  There is actually quite a bit of effective anti-Trump material in there.

The advocacy of torture and killing the families of the enemy (war crimes both), the perceived bigotry of his immigration policies, the stench of Trump University-- how do we make the case to independents?  To Sandernistas? To Latinos?

And so, last night Trump gave a teleprompter speech with fresh content (the Clinton Foundation as hedge fund of corruption fueled by selling out America to her enemies)  But it was flat and dull, and the confidence that used to exude from Melanie and Ivanka, standing behind him was gone-- their faces now grim masks.

At the moment a betting man would say we are fuct.

148  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Israeli anti-drone technology on: June 08, 2016, 10:55:48 AM
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/WATCH-IAIs-answer-to-ebemy-drones-456226
149  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: California on: June 07, 2016, 01:10:52 PM
Whoops-- deceptively presented, turns out that was 5 years ago.
150  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / California: One law for us, another for you on: June 07, 2016, 11:53:57 AM
EDITORIAL: One law for us, another for you

California’s legislative hypocrisy a failure of democracy
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times - Monday, June 6, 2011

The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.

This is just one of many bills Golden State politicians used this legislative session to set themselves apart from the little people, the ones who pay their inflated salaries. Annual compensation for legislators averages about $140,000, not counting luxurious perks such as taxpayer-funded cars and free gasoline. By comparison, the average Californian earns $50,000 a year, and the unemployment rate is 11.9 percent - far above the national average. Exact salaries for state assemblymen and senators are obscured by the use of a "per diem" payment scheme that shelters a significant chunk of income from taxation.

Attempts by a handful of reformers to require politicians to provide a full annual disclosure of the benefits received from the public treasury have been rebuffed. Currently, government officials must file a statement of economic interests revealing income from any source other than a local, state or federal government agency. Gifts worth more than $50 also must be disclosed, but lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited acceptance of concert and sporting event tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, golf outings and other benefits from lobbyists trying to buy votes.

Bills of this nature never meet an honest fate in which roll-call votes put members on the record as favoring or opposing each idea. Instead, reform measures are held in committee to die quietly as legislative deadlines pass. As of last week, it's effectively impossible for a bill to become law if it hasn't already passed in at least one of the chambers.

Such a silent death sentence was imposed on a bill that would have eliminated the practice of allowing select public employees to avoid paying red-light-camera tickets and escape any consequence for using toll roads without paying. The current system grants free rides to politicians, court workers, police officers, city council members, social workers, meter maids and their spouses. The bill failed even after a compromise amendment deleted the requirement to pay red-light-camera tickets.

The arrogance of the political class is certainly not limited to California. Federal law prohibits private companies from pestering the public with unwanted telemarketing calls from businesses, but Congress exempted "political organizations" - i.e., themselves - from its provisions. In Sacramento, an attempt failed to establish a special Do Not Call list for people who don't want to listen to automated calls from California pols.

Left coast politicians lack all shame regarding their self-enrichment at public expense. Even though their outrageous conduct has sunk a once-prosperous state $10 billion in debt, the public seems not to care. In November, voters recycled Jerry Brown as governor even though Gov. Moonbeam's disastrous tenure during the 1970s enabled the compensation packages for a unionized public sector that are busting the budget today. When California finally goes bankrupt, voters need only look in the mirror when wondering who deserves the blame.

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